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politically charged controversy is over u.n. ambassador susan rice's comments five days after the attack. why she blamed it on benghazi demonstrations, officials now say didn't even happen. and why she didn't mention terrorist forces? intelligence officials now believe actually targeted the u.s. consulate there. democrats emerge saying the answer was simple, she was using these unclassified cia talking points which omitted mention of extremist elements because it was still classified and could have compromised intelligence sources. >> she used the unclassified talking points that were signed off on by the entire intelligence community, so criticisms of her are completely unwarranted. >> reporter: democrats accuse republicans of unnecessarily assassinating rice's character. >> to select ambassador rice because she used an unclassified talking point, to say that she is unqualified to be secretary of state i think is a mistake. >> reporter: but republicans say the problem is rice freelanced. >> she went beyond that. and she even mentioned that under the leadership of barack obama we have decimat
president obama defended u.n. ambassador susan rice who was criticized for her remarks immediately following this attack. she is reportedly in contention to succeed hillary clinton as our secretary of state, take a listen. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmurch her reputation is outrageous. jenna: senator john cornyn of texas what's elected to be the senate's minority whip, a bit of a promotion if you will. thanks to have you back on the program. >> thank you, jenna, good to be with you. jenna: your reaction on what the president had to say yesterday in. >> i thought it was an overreaction to say the least. congress has a constitutional responsibility under our system of checks and balances to consider any nominations to an executive branch position, like secretary of state. the president knows that. i us
is the ambassador to the u.n. she has been mentioned as a possible replacement for hillary clinton as secretary of state. republican senators john mccain, lindsey graham, they have already said no way, they will hold up her confirmation because of benghazi and comments made days afterwards explaining the attacks. at the time, she said it could have been because of this anti-muslim movie, as we said, but now that's sort of been disproved. i guess the question is -- well, first, listen to. this then i want to ask you -- listen to some of the sound that we have from obama and mccain this week. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> that statement is really remarkable in that if the president thinks that we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious th
rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> what the president -- what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> mother sent me to come get you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought you'd like to see. >> yeah? well, i'd like to see him carry wisconsin! no, i'm sorry. that was uncalled for. i'm sorry. >> have you been drinking? you smell like a dairy. >>> i felt like i was having a heart attack. i felt from the first tee to the 18th. i felt like i was going to pass out. but i didn't have a choice. >> it's as close as we will ever get to the living, breathing person. that so transfixed people. lincoln was not a cardboard cutout. he was not the figure on the $5 bill or the remote statue in the lincoln memorial. >> i cannot wait to see that movie. >> i bet you are goin
when a u.n. report accused israel of committing war crimes in gaza. >> that is weighing on the minds of israeli policymakers now as they consider whether to go into gaza on the ground. >> reporter: and there's also the smaller risk of casualties among the israel defense forces. if idf troops are kidnapped or even killed, that could cause a public backlash against prime minister netanyahu. and that's something he has to consider heading into an election, wolf. >> end of january, the israeli elections are scheduled. thanks very much, chris lawrence. about 1,000 rockets have been fired at israel since this conflict began some six days ago. about 300 of those rockets are said by israeli forces to have been intercepted by what's called the iron dome anti-missile defense system. more than 600, though, have reached israel, have hit targets. and they forced israelis to scramble for cover. >> it's a safe room. it has thickened walls. more or less blast-resistant. it's got metal windows and a metal door. and this is where the children are going to be sleeping tonight. >> cnn's fred pleitgen is
mosques. a ground war could lead to a situation similar to 2009, when a u.n. reform accused israel of quit xhiting war crimes in gaza and that is weighing on the minds of israeli policymakers now as they consider whether to go into gaza on the ground. >> chris, if israeli officials say they're going to go ahead with this, how big would the ground assault likely be? >> well, there are two scenarios being considered at least at this point. one is a full scale ground assault like we saw four years ago if not bigger. that would involve tanks, air war, everything. the other would be smaller, limited incursions using special operations forces. and smaller infantry units. that would be more of a targeted strike, going after say specific rocket launching sites that the air strikes have not been able to take care of. >> and what is mission accomplished? i mean, just because it seems this is so much a part of what hamas is such a part of civilian society as the israeli ambassador said. so, what do you have to do to quote unquote win? >> in israeli official told cnn you know on background that like a
officials, however important to note that the u.n. secretary-general is coming here tomorrow and a delegation of arab league foreign ministers is going to where you are in gaza. potentially this diplomacy might continue to play out over next 24 hours. i'm told by an israeli government official that they hope that the diplomatic tribe will prove successful. they're continuing with the military preparations as well. they call it the trigger is called -- they're ready to pull it if the diplomacy doesn't work and this evening, in fact, one official said that perhaps they might have to show the sword more clearly in order to energize the diplomacy. so you can see there is a lot of impetus happening, people want the diplomacy to work, we are just not sure whether it is even though we hear from the palestinian side that they are working very seriously and they are really wanting to have a cease-fire and egyptians are doing that work. anderson? >> christiane, is it clear at all at this point, and it may not be, what the parameters of any kind of cease-fire would be? >> well from the
lines and he let us in front of the u.n., here is our red line during enrichment. where is the red line in terms of aggression shown by gaza, by hamas. >> look, the problem with hamas didn't start yesterday. we're dealing with an organization that is not willing to accept israel's right to exist. so, obviously, there are no easy solutions. when you're facing an enemy who is not even willing to recognize your right to exist, doesn't even value the same values, does it celebrate life, nutures the culture of death and they're actually saying it. all you have to do is read their charter and see what they think about israel and what they think about the united states. >> when you look at the map, it is of course, tells the picture, the whole story, when you look where israel is and what it's surrounded by, more importantly, you get a sense of how frightening that situation is for israel. here is the question though, when you have egypt, when you have tunisia, when you have turkey, all democratically elected government. all u.s. allies, appearing to support hamas, what does that do to your po
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